"Everything has a price." Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love to go to garage sales. Sometimes prices are listed; sometimes they are not. But there is a price, whether it be a nickel or five dollars or fifty dollars on everything.
We pay a price in everything we do or don't do. We get value for some prices we pay. For example, paying tithing is a bargain. We can never get ahead of the Lord. Serving others is another bargain. In each case, we pay a price, whether in money or effort or some other sacrifice, but the reward for our obedience is growing closer to the Lord and to others.
There is a price for neglecting our health. There is a price for neglecting work. There is a price for neglecting relationships. These prices will never be bargains. We may not cognize the price right away; it will come due at a later time, when it may be too late to rectify the neglect.
Our choices always come with a price tag.
So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I get value for my choices.